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ARW 2012
19th Automated Reasoning Workshop
The University of Manchester, UK
2-4 April 2012

Student Grant Application Deadline: 23 February 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 March 2012

The 19th Automated Reasoning Workshop (ARW 2012) will be held at the University of Manchester from 2 to 4 April 2012. This year the workshop will be collocated with the 28th British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science.

The workshop will provide an informal forum for the automated reasoning community to discuss recent work, new ideas and applications, and current trends. It aims to bring together researchers from all areas of automated reasoning in order to foster links and facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas among researchers from various disciplines, from theoreticians, from implementers and from users of automated reasoning methodologies.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Theorem proving in classical and non-classical logics
  • Interactive theorem proving, logical frameworks, proof assistants, proof planning
  • Reasoning methods
    • Saturation-based, instantiation-based, tableau, SAT
    • Equational reasoning, unification
    • Constraint satisfaction
    • Decision procedures, SMT
    • Combining reasoning systems
    • Non-monotonic reasoning, commonsense reasoning,
    • Abduction, induction
    • Model checking, model generation, explanation
  • Formal methods to specifying, deriving, transforming and verifying computer systems, requirements and software
  • Logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning:
    • Ontology engineering and reasoning
    • Domain specific reasoning (spatial, temporal, epistemic, agents, etc)
  • Logic and functional programming, deductive databases
  • Implementation issues and empirical results, demos
  • Practical experiences and applications of automated reasoning

The workshop will be highly interactive, giving all attendees the opportunity to participate. It will contain sessions for displaying posters and presenting system demonstrations, and open discussion sessions organised around specific topics.

Reiner Haehnle Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Daniel Kroening University of Oxford

We invite the submission of camera-ready, two-page extended abstracts about recent work, work in progress, or a system description. The abstract can describe work that has already been published elsewhere. The main objective of the abstracts is to spread information about recent work in our community, and we expect to accept most on-topic submissions, but we may ask for revisions.

To prepare your submission, please use the ARW LaTeX style file provided from the workshop website. Each submission should include the names and complete addresses (including email) of all authors. Correspondence will be sent to the first author, unless otherwise indicated.

Submissions should be sent in PDF format to ARWorkshop2012@gmail.com using *ARW12Submission* as subject of the email. For the final versions we require all sources (tex file and any input files).

Abstracts will be published in informal workshop notes and will be made available on the internet.

Each workshop participant will be allocated a 5-10 minute slot (depending on time constraints), for a short talk to introduce their research. Each participant will also be allocated space in a poster session (poster size up to A0), where they can further present and discuss their work. Please prepare posters for the event.

There is a limited number of grants available to PhD students who wish to attend ARW 2012. The application deadline is 23 February 2012. Please refer to the workshop website for details.

Registration and accommodation booking for ARW12 are open. Please go to http://arw2012.cs.man.ac.uk/ and follow the links to our registration site and accommodation booking site. We advise early booking, as Manchester hotels can get busy.

within 3 days Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection of submnission
23 Feb 2012 Student grant application deadline
12 Mar 2012 Abstract submission deadline
22 Mar 2012 Final version due
2-4 Apr 2012 Workshop

Alexander Bolotov
Simon Colton
David Crocker
Louise Dennis
Clare Dixon
Jacques Fleuriot
Ullrich Hustadt
Mateja Jamnik
Ekaterina Komendantskaya
Alice Miller
Renate Schmidt
Volker Sorge

Renate Schmidt (Chair)
Mohammad Khodadadi
Fabio Papacchini
Dmitry Tishkovsky

Please address any queries about the workshop to the organisers at ARWorkshop2012@gmail.com.